A Handcrafted trip for like minded riders who want to experience the Megavalanche with all the hassles taken away.

8 Night Mega Chalet Hotel Experience

£419 pp


What’s included:

  • 8 Night’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Secure bike storage & wash station
  • Hot tub & sauna
  • South facing terrace with amazing mountain views
  • Mates rates bar discounts at Smithy’s Tavern
  • BBQ & beer keg night (on the house!)
  • Outdoor movie night
  • Situated 100 meters from the centre of Alpe d’Huez village.

Check in – 2nd July/Check out – 10th July

8 Night Mega Chalet Experience

£449 pp

Spaces available

What’s included:

  • 8 night’s Bed & breakfast
  • Secure bike storage & wash station
  • Indoor Hot tub & sauna
  • BBQ and Keg night (On the house!)
  • Mates rates bar discounts at Smithy’s Tavern
  • Outdoor movie night
  • 100 mts from the Alpe Express lift station

Check in – 2nd July/Check out – 10th July

Optional Extras:

– Return Transfers from Lyon Airport – £50 each way (more info below)

This trip has been handcrafted for like minded riders who want to experience the Megavalanche with all the hassles taken away. Book your package & enjoy the ride!

*Prices are based on sharing an ensuite room with one other. Single room occupancy available upon request.

Owen Orton
Owen Orton
24. August, 2022.
If you love riding a mountain bike and you're in the Alps you are half way there to cycling paradise. What MTB Trail Hub bring to the holiday is the organisation around accommodation, transfers and fantastic meals and that all-important knowledge of where to go and how to get the best out of the various bike parks. And they do this with a super friendly flexible approach so as to best cater for their different guests. I cannot recommend MTB Trail Hub enough and I am already trying to pre-book my slot for next year. Come on chaps take my money 🙂
mark carruthers
mark carruthers
24. August, 2022.
The whole trip was fun /fast and furious! Brilliant food and accommodation. A chance to make some good cycling buddies too. Driven to different resorts with awesome trails with great hosts who rode with us. I will 100% go again .
Lisa Bean
Lisa Bean
21. August, 2022.
A fantastic introduction to riding in the Alps, Jamie and Charlie really pulled out all the stops to make this a fantastic trip. The catering was fabulous and the chalet perfectly located to reach the gondolas in La Plagne. So great to try out different bike parks in the different ski resorts. No queuing for uplift, and acres of fabulous trails. Breathtaking views to boot too. Fitted in a bit of hiking also, and could use gondolas for this too. Will definitely come again😍
Andrew Everett
Andrew Everett
21. August, 2022.
Excellent week away, the perfect host on and off the trails. Can’t recommend Trail Hub enough.
Martin Groom
Martin Groom
14. August, 2022.
We had such a great time riding at La Plagne, Les Arc and Tigne. All relatively quiet with their own distinct qualities. Jamie is really knowledgable and helpful. Everything was well organised with loads of flexibility built in. Great accommodation and food. Unbeatable value. Highly recommended.
Loui Francis
Loui Francis
14. August, 2022.
Had an awesome week in the French Alps. The biking was amazing with breath taking views. The food was amazing. The hosting from Jamie and Charlie was second to none and made us all feel welcome. The cakes after the days riding was a great touch. Such great value for money and come away with lots of great new friends. Will definitely be back soon!
James Groom
James Groom
14. August, 2022.
Great experience, very fun, very freindly and great value. Food was good aswell
Joe B
Joe B
14. August, 2022.
Such a sick week with Jamie, Charlie and the grooms in France. Way beyond what I expected, great food, great riding and a great group of people. Will definitely be back next year 🤘🏻
Michael wallace
Michael wallace
27. July, 2022.
MTB Trail Hub Holidays was fantastic delivering on all aspects of the holiday from Jamie being great host and everything organised to the local knowledge of the guide. Would highly recommend to anyone else and look forward to the next trip!

Not sure what to expect? Read our handy guide to everything megalanche.

prepare for your Megavalanche Experience

The Megavalanche FAQ

Since 1995, each year, thousands of riders Drop in from the famous “Pic Blanc”!  Its Mass Start at 3330 meters high on the glacier, and its finish line in Allemont 2600 meters down, makes this ENDURO MASS-START race the longest and craziest race in the world!

Prices include lift passes and vary year to year and depending on the duration you plan to be in resort. Typically you can buy 8 day lift pass with race entry for 143 Euros.

You also have the option to add insurance to your race entry for around 9 euros per day.

The nearest airport is Grenoble, however flights can be limited during the summer.  The biggest nearest airports are Geneva and Lyon. It’s possible to rent a car or book a transfer to Alp D’ Huez.

With our 8 day Mega experience package we offer an option to add on Lyon return Transfers for £50 each way. Please get in contact to confirm.

The total distance of Megavalanche is 22 kilometres, the best riders finish the race in about 40 minutes whereas mere mortals are around the 50min-1hr 15 mark. The whole descent is 2,610 m from Pic Blanc, which stands at a massive 3,330 metres!

The technical answer is ‘Yes’ but the real answer is ‘No’. Any rider can enter the event including children. However you will be descending 2600mts with multiple terrain changes throughout the race. A good level of bike fitness will be needed as well as a competent level of bike skills to make this race enjoyable.

It is possible to enjoy the race at your own pace and navigate the descent slowly whilst taking in the trail, Not everyone in this race is a pro rider.

Everybody qualifies for the race after the seeding runs, you will all race from the glacier, whether saturday OR sunday, in the level group in which you qualified for on friday.

For example;
MEGAVALANCHE group (sunday) : the 350 bests riders (from 1st to 35th of each qualification wave)
CHALLENGERS group (saturday) : from 36th to 70th of each qualification wave
AMATEURS group (sunday) : from 71st to 94th of each qualification wave
AFFINITY group (saturday, individual start) : from the 95th to 130th of each qualification wave
Ladies and e-bikes have their specific start saturday morning.

The Megavalanche has options for all ages and skill levels.  They offer separate races for e-bikers, women and kids, along with 3 different starts for amateurs, challengers and The main Megavalanche race.  Everyone races on the same track (kid’s start lower down), so as long as you can get through the technical sections, you can find the right group for you!  Your group will be determined from your qualifying race result.

Explore the three stages of the Megavalanche

  • The Snow Stage

    Take the gondola up to 3300 mts for the beginning of the race where the top few hundred meters of descent are covered in snow! It’s like riding nothing else you’ve experienced before. It rewards the riders who are lucky enough to keep it upright as well as those brave enough to stay off the brakes and commit! The top section is fast, hectic and tough on the lungs due to the elevation!

  • The Rock Stage

    The top-mid section of the race is all about line choice and preserving your bike and energy whilst holding position. It’s fast, loose and rocky with a few technical sections. Don’t forget to save some beans for the long traverse and uphill sprints!

  • The Forest Stage

    After the long uphill sprint you have chance to take a breather as the the long descent into the trees begins. The lower section of the race track has a more familiar feel as the forest delivers some fast corners, tight steeper switchbacks and off cambers.

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Our Accommodation

We have two Chalets in Alpe D Huez which are both set up to help you take on the megavalanche and meet other like minded riders.

Our Belle Etoile chalet hotel sleeps up to 26 riders and is located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez village, situated only 100 meters from the centre and a short roll downhill to the Alpe Express lift station.

Our second chalet ‘Grande Belle Etoile’ is based in the old town area of Alpe D’Huez. It’s a smaller chalet with a more homely feel which sleeps up to 18 guests. This chalet comes fitted out to a brilliant spec and is less than 100mts to the Alpe Express lift station.

Both chalets come with hot tub and sauna to help ease your race battered body!

Both our chalets lend them selves perfectly for small groups, or solo riders.

  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Bike Repair & Wash Station (Situated at The Belle Etoile property)
  • EnSuite Bedrooms shared with 1 other. (Single room occupancy is available at further request)
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Mountain views
  • Nearby Car Park

We’ve written a handy guide on what to expect. Take a look at our First Timers Guide To The Megavalanche.

A non refundable £200 deposit will confirm your space on the trip with remaining due 6 weeks before arrival.

If you have any questions or would like to secure your place then get in contact here.

A copy of full terms and conditions will then be sent along with your deposit request.

Self drives are welcomed. If you decide to drive to resort there is nearby street parking and car parks available for your vehicle . The drive will take roughly 9 hours from Calais and will cost an estimated 90 euros in tolls.

If you would like airport transfers please let us know and we can make arrangements for you from Lyon airport.

Transfers are not included in the cost of the holiday and are an additional £50 each way, per person.

We will only be running one transfer per trip, Spaces are limited. (Please note this is only possible with the 8 Night mega experience).

The pick up and return drop off is from Lyon Airport at 12pm in the afternoon. Please book your flights to suit accordingly.

Airport transfer times from Lyon to Alp D’ Huez generally take between 2 – 2.5 hours.

Your Megavalanche event entry is not included in the price quoted above. The event entry depends on how long you plan to ride the bike park. The megavalanche 2023 race entry and 8 day lift pass costs 143 euros.

For the guests staying with us for the 8 day experience, they will have access to a beer keg and bbq night on the house! But once it’s gone it’s gone.

More details available upon arrival.

The price of your holiday is based upon 2 riders sharing per room. However if you’d like a room to yourself we offer a single room supplement which is an additional 30% of the price of the package.

Upon arrival you will be given a wrist band which entitles you to bar and food discounts from our friends at Smithy’s. Smithy’s is a biker friendly bar situated a few minutes walk from the chalet. If you’re after a big burger and a few drinks then they will not disappoint! Don’t take my word for it, ask Killian Bron or Tracy Hannah!

We recommend you take out insurance to cover you incase of an emergency.

Whilst going through the event entry process you are given an option to insure yourself which costs 9 euros per day.

Alternitavly, Snowcard are very easy to use and are one of the UK’s longest established providers of activity travel insurance and adventure travel insurance. They cover a wide range of mountain sports.

It’s also worth applying for a free GHIC card which can give you access to medically necessary state-provided healthcare when you’re visiting an EU country or Switzerland. Apply for yours here.

We highly recommend you purchasing your own holiday insurance which has full cancellation cover.

If a booking is cancelled less than 28 days before arrival then a charge equal to 50.00% of the stay will be made.
If a booking is cancelled less than 14 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.

If the booking is cancelled 28 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 0.00% of the stay will be made.
In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

Take on the Megavlanche with the small details taken care of! Join a group of like minded riders living their dreams!

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